Saturday, December 17, 2016

November Card Class~

 I was going through my camera roll and realized that I never posted my cards for November card classes! So, today I will just be posting once to get them shared in case you need some inspiration for some last minute card ideas. This first one is using the Snowy Friends stamp set and inks and card stock in Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macron and Basic Black.
 This one is using Marina Mist, Whisper White and Sarhara Sand card stock.  I ran the Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Holly Berries embossing Folder. I added a strip of Gold Glimmer paper across the front. I stamped out two of the Bells from the Seasonal Bells bundle in Marina Mist onto Marina Mist and punched them out using the coordinating punch. I stamped the sentiment in Early Expresso onto Crumb Cake and used the Bunch of Banners Framelits. I tied a piece of Linen Thread into a bow and adhered it onto the bells. I finished it off with Basic Pearls.
 This one uses the longest running stamp set and most sold stamp set from Stampin'UP! Lovely As a Tree! I ran a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Cable Knit Embossing Folder and then stamped the tree in Versa Mark onto Bermuda Bay card stock and then sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. I wrapped a piece of Candy Cane Baker's Twine around it. I stamped the sentiment from Oh What Fun stamp set in Basic Black onto Real Red and punched out with the Large Oval Punch.
 Here's that Cookie Cutter Bundle again! I just adore the little reindeer in this set. I made a girl one and a boy one.   This was a simple card to say the least. I stamped the "splotch" with Tempting Turquoise ink from the stamp set You've Got This  and then my FAVORITE stamp set in the book Wonderful Year in Basic Black over the top. I stamped both of the reindeer in Early Expresso ink onto Tip Top Taupe card stock and punched them out. I punched out a Real Red bow with the same punch and added a Basic Rhinestone.
This one made me order another pack of Warmth and Comfort DSP stack(which is 50% off WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until December 31st!- $5.00!!!!) I cut out the trees using the Perfect Pines Framelits in three of the patterns from the paper stack.  I added them a piece of Soft Sky that was put through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing folder. I stamped out the sentiment from Presents and Pinecones. I wrapped a piece of Thick Bakers Twine (Black) around it.
Today, I finished up baking, still need to frost cookies and continuing with wrapping gifts, cleaning and laundry. It's icy and the wind chills are supposed to dip to -40 overnight so it's a good weekend to stay in and get caught up! But first, a nap. Have a good weekend!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Gift Box Punch Board Characters~

Hello Monday! Wow, we are now less than two weeks away from Christmas!!! What in the world? I had a workshop recently and starting in October, all of my workshops focus on Christmas packaging because I feel that if you truly love making things for Christmas, it's IMPORTANT to start EARLY! And here I sit, thinking of all the things that I have left to do, craftiness that is. I did, however, get my Christmas cards done and ready to send out for the first time in 3 years..:(
These cute little boxes are all made from the Gift Box Punch Board.  They are 2 1/2x2 1/2x 21/2 size. VERY quick and easy!
The Reindeer one tidbits, I used Soft Suede for the box, Real Red card stock and 1" Circle Punch for the nose, and Whisper White and Basic Black and 1" and 3/4" Circle punches for the eyes and for the antlers- the Leaf Framelits in Chocolate Chip.
Snowman- Whisper White for the box, 1" Circle Punch, Basic Black card stock and Real Red Satin Ribbon.
Santa- Real Red card stock for the box, White and Basic Black for the front of his "coat", Silver Glimmer Paper for the belt buckle.
I sold plenty of box makers that weekend! Glad to know that I did my job!! :)
Well, I have a ton of things to get done today, so I better move away from the internet and use my time wisely!
Have a super Monday!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Two More Hostess Gifts~

 Good Thursday! It's a FREEZING day here in Iowa. Highs are supposed to be 20 and with windchill, it's supposed to feel like 2! Yes, I said 2! Brrr..tonight I travel for a card class and as much as I am looking forward to it, I hate having to go in and out of the warmth. But I suck it up each time because I LOVE IT! Here are the final two projects that were made at our Hostess Appreciation party this past weekend. The above are our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. I cut and scored Candy Cane DSP to actually fit INSIDE the boxes.  Once that was in, I covered the top of the box with another piece on the outside of the lid, and punched a hole through it to thread the Kraft Rope Trim in to make it an ornament to hang on the tree to hold little treats. My mind was churning with the idea of how awesome this would be to make 25 of these and make an Advent calendar of sorts and hang on the wall or on the tree.  Anyway, it's a thought at this point. :) I stamped out the sentiment from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set which is on sale this week for $14.40 (from $18.00), onto Whisper White card stock with Early Expresso ink and punched them out with the 2" Circle Punch. I added a little heart from the Owl Builder Punch.
This was the highlight, for most, of the all projects. SUPER SIMPLE! I painted Mod Podge onto a glass bowl and then scooped and scooped lots of Epsom Salt all over it, let it dry and then sprayed a Clear Glaze Sealant all over it to set the salt. Then hot glued some retired buttons and ribbon on to make it a snowman. Inside is a tea light candle.
Well, I am going 110 miles per hour trying to stay caught up with tasks, so I hope you enjoy the projects and have time to try them sometime!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Detailed Santa Luminaries~

 So, this past weekend, I hosted my Hostess Appreciation Parties.  It was a nice distraction to the end of a very mentally and emotional week, so I was so glad that so many of them dedicated time to drive down to me about an hours away.  I always have projects for them to make and take home. This was one of the favorites by all.
 It was hard to photograph these today with the sun shining, but time is so short for me these days, that I thought I better get them uploaded and onto the blog. I cut and scored a 12x12 piece of card stock to make a open ended box to stick a tea light under to make the luminary.
I cut the front panel using the Detailed Santa die and then tied the Mini Jingle Bells onto his hat. I stamped a panel of Whisper White with the Greetings From Santa (which if you buy the two together, you save 10%).  Then folded it all up and glued it together. This was a really simple project and yet turned out so nicely!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cookie Cutter Gift Card/Treat Holder

 Good Cyber Morning! I hope you all survived Thanksgiving and had wonderful memories made with your families and friends! We had a house full. My little sister surprised us all by coming back from Alabama to spend the day with us. LOVE! 
So, getting to the project, this is another gift for my roomies at OnStage. I also used it for demo'ing at recent workshops, so I am now able to post without spoilers.  It is one our Glassine Bags, folded up the bottome to make the pocket, stapled it together and then hid the staples with Candy Cane DSP wrapped around the whole thing. I then wrapped some Candy Cane Baker's Twine around the DSP and tied it.
 I cut a circle from the Layering Circles framelits with Gold Glimmer paper and used Dimensionals to stick it to the front of the bag.  I stamped out the ADORABLE reindeer from the Cookie Cutter Bundle in Expresso Ink onto Crumb Cake card stock and punched it out using the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. I also used it to cut out the bow on her head in Real Red and added a Basic Pearl.
Inside the bigger pocket, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red from Wonderful Year (which might be on my top 10 from the Holiday Catalog) onto Whisper White and layered onto Crumb Cake and then I punched out a circle from the 1" Circle Punch from Early Expresso and folded it over and stapled it for a "grip" to pull it out.  I made the insert for sticking a gift card to it or just simply signing it.  For the front pocket I added some candies, but it could also be used for the gift card.
Today, I am hosting a Santa's Sleigh Framed Art class. I have a few coming this morning and full house tonight. (See previous post for pictures).
Have a super MONDAY!
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Framed Art

Here we are smack dab in the middle of November! How did that happen? Today I am sharing a project for an upcoming class that I am hosting the week after Thanksgiving. I made this framed art as just a reason to open and use my Santa's Sleigh Bundle from the Holiday catalog. I had a couple of customers see and ask if I was going to do a class on it. Within two hours, they had talked me into it! I am happy to say that I had a super response to it and now we are having a class!
 It was a simple project believe it or not.  It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish. The most time consuming thing about it was deciding if I wanted to add the gifts and tree or just the tree, etc. in the sleigh. I hand cut the "hills of snow" and then added some Mono Liquid Glue to the edges and used my finger to spread it out and then I sprinkled it with Mica Flakes.  I cut the trees from Old Olive card stock and then sprinkled them with the Mica Flakes too. I popped up each layer of snow with Dimensionals to give it a more 3D affect.
I cut out the sleigh with Cherry Cobbler and Gold Glimmer paper, the gifts from Cherry Cobbler and Mint Macron and the reindeer from Tip Top Taupe. I bumped the top one up with the Dimensionals. I used retired Gold Thread for the reigns. It was a super fun project to make and I'm happy with how it came out.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Roomate Gifts cont.~

This is basically the easiest gift I made. It's a big canister of Tootsie Rolls that I wrapped in Candy Cane DSP. That's it. I added some Real Red strips of card stock at the top and bottom because the canister looked unfinished without it for some reason. I stamped out the sentiment from Candy Cane stamp set, punched it out with the retired 2 1/2" circle punch and adhered it to the Real Red banner that I flagged with the Triple Banner Punch. I added two Early Expresso hearts to it using the Owl Builder Punch.
 Sorry that the quality of this photo is not so good. I took them at night (almost forgot to get pics of them at all that is why I took them at night). This is a Clear Tiny Treat Box that I wrapped Candy Cane DSP inside and added some chocolate inside. I threaded some Kraft Rope through the lid and made it so that you could make them into ornaments or decorations to hang. Again, using the same stamp set as above, finished off the box.

And this one is an "origami" treat holder. Just folded and folded. Easy peasey- I found the chocolate penquin at our local dollar store and thought he'd be cute sticking out of this.  I always have fun making gifts to give away. I have my first vendor show in 4 years coming up, so I will be working really hard here soon to get MORE lovely things put together for that. Can't wait to play! Hope you have a super weekend. I will be back Monday with some other things to post. Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

More Gift ideas~

 So, as I said in my previous post, I made roommate gifts to give when I traveled this past weekend to Kansas City for Onstage for SU!  I posted the group of gifts yesterday and today, I wanted to share them individually so that you know what they are. This first one is a package of microwave popcorn. All it is a piece of Early Expresso Card Stock with a piece of Candy Cane DSP glued to it and then wrapped around the bag of popcorn. I stamped out a tag and tied it on with the Candy Cane Baker's Twine.
 This little gem is exactly that.  Now, before I went to OnStage, I thought Tic Tacs could NOT get any smaller. Was I wrong....This is a Tic Tac Slider box.  EASY PEASY to make. I stamped with my sponge daubers in Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake card stock and then wrapped it around the Tic Tag box to get some score lines and glued it together. Then I wrapped a piece of Tip Top Taupe robbin around the Tic Tac box and tied it at the top with more baker's twine and dropped it down into the card stock box. Viola!
Here it is with the Tic Tacs pulled completely out. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas and stuck it to the front over a Real Red Large heart.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! OnStage-Kansas City

Wow~ What a weekend! This past weekend I traveled to Kansas City for OnStage for Stampin' Up! and wanted to post all the things that I made for my roomie and my friend who wasn't able to room with us but met up with me for the convention.

I will show you one or two a day because there is a lot of photos to share. This one is a bottle of sparkling apple cider with a tag that I made using the Cheerful Tags and Framelits. If you don't have this bundle, you NEED it! These tags are so easy to make and so quick!
I used Gold Satin Ribbon to loop it around the neck of the bottle.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Stamp and NEW Framelit Promotion!

 Today I'm sharing a promotion that starts today! During the whole month of November, you can get this NEW Stitched From the Heart Framelit set and 25% off of the stamp sets that this set of framelits coordinates with! These Framelits will be in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog but you can own them WAY AHEAD of that!
Here is the list of stamps that are included! 25% OFF!!!!!! Get some of those stamps marked off of your Christmas/Wishlist!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sheltering Tree~

 Good Monday morning! Today's card is a card we made at September's card class. I started by layering Crushed Curry and Island Indigo.  I ran the Crumb Cake piece through the Big Shot using the Leaf Framelits to cut out a negative space.  I stamped the Sheltering Tree in Early Expresso and Pumpkin Pie and stuck it behind the negative space.
I stamped out the thank you from the stamp stet Tin of Tags  in Pumpkin Pie ink onto Whisper White and punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch and adhered it to an Island Indigo 2" circle with Dimensionals. I punched out the acorn using Soft Suede card stock and the Acorn Builder punch and then punched out the top of the nut using Gold Glitter paper and tying a bow of Linen Thread to the top. I liked how it turned out and I think most of the ladies liked this card the best of all of them.
Gotta run! I have tons to do before I can head to Kansas City this weekend for OnStage with Stampin'UP! CANNOT WAIT!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Detailed Floral Framelits set~

 Hello Friday! I'm sharing with you today a group of projects that I made at another workshop recently that I had wanted to make for some time and finally got around to making! This is a tea light holder and candy holder (could hold 2-3 votive candles too) made with some scoring and using the Detailed Floral Framelits. 
 This one is half a piece of card stock scored and then the die lined up with the edges and cut.  You simply fold it up and tie it shut. I stamped the tag using the stamp set Candy Cane Christmas from the Holiday Catalog. I used Gold Satin Ribbon to tie it shut.
This candle holder is super simple to make. It is a piece of card stock cut to 4 x 8 1/4" and scored on the long side at 2,4,6 and 8.  Then on one short side at 2". Place the die in the center of each scored panel as close to each one and the bottom 2" score line without touching it. Then you will cut up to the 2" score line to make flaps to assemble your holder.
I added a piece of Gold Glimmer paper to hide a boo boo.
Well, I'm off to start swaps for OnStage Kansas City a week from tomorrow. So much to do so little time

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Envelope Punch Board Boxes

 Good morning! Today I wanted to share the boxes I showed at my last workshop. I pulled out the Envelope Punch Board (because it's been neglected a lot these past few months) and showed my attendees how to much more with the EPB.  So, I decided the "half" cracker box was a good one to show. Simple and endless possibilities.  I wanted to also use the DSP, since it is ON SALE this month! I used the Candy Cane DSP pack for the first box. 
 For the fun tag on the front, I pulled out my Jolly Friends Bundle and made the santa and hat. I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper for the brim of the hat and then some Mono Liquid Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the beard.  I added a sweet Mini Jingle Bell to the end of his hat and then tied the box shut with the Gold Satin Ribbon.
 This one I wanted to share that you can also use card stock to make them. I used the Emerald Envy card stock.
I used the Candy Cane Christmas stamps on this one. I stamped the trees randomly all over the box and then assembled it. I used the Layering Circles or the Dapper Denim layer and Whisper White for stamping the tree onto.
I tied this one shut with the Gold 1/4" Cotton Ribbon. 
I'm on my way out the door, so this one is short and to the point. As always, you can leave a comment or email me if you have any questions.
Have a super Thursday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Football Popcorn Boxes~

 Tonight was officially the last night of football for 2016-17.  My husband coaches high school football here and every year they have a banquet with awards and speeches and gift for the managers and ball boys. So, every year, I am asked to make things to give to each of them and this year I was happy to make these "football" boxes from the Popcorn Box Thinlets. 
 These are the ones I made for the managers. I cut the popcorn boxes from Chocolate Chip card stock and then ran them through the Softly Falling embossing folder to give them the bumps that a football has.  (It's hard to see it in these pictures). Then I cut strips of Whisper White and attached them for the seams of the ball.  I stamped out the tags using the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and using our school colors which are Orange and Black. I punched it out using the retired 2 1/2" circle punch and tied it to a cello bag filled with chocolates.
This one I did for the ball boys. I used the retired stamp set, Simply Sports and stamped the player in Soft Sued and the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie and die cut it out, and used Dimensionals to pop it up off the player.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Work of Art Butterfly~

Good Sunday! Today I share a recent workshop card that I made.  I saw the idea on Pinterest, decided to switch out the colors and and stamps and show it to some girls who were impressed.  However, you will notice that I got the buttefly too close to the edge of the layer, BUT it worked out.

 I stamped out the brush stroke image in Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Pear Pzaaz onto Whisper White card stock. Then I place my Bold Butterfly over this and ran it through the Big Shot to cut it out.  I simply glued down the layer that I just cut and placed the butterfly over it.  I added a Metal Rimmed Pearl to the center, raised up the wings just a bit and stamped out the sentiment in Basic Gray ink.
I hope your Sunday is full of great memories or much rest! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jar of Love

Good Sunday morning! I'm a little behind once again, but I've been blessed to have had a HUGE July for Stampin' Up!  I had several classes and workshops and so my time blogging gets back seat when that happens. This is one of my cards I made for one of my workshops.  I think everyone is in love with the Jar Bundle.  I started this one off with Sweet Sugarplum card stock, in two layers. I used Sponge Daubers and daubed Craft White randomly over the top layer.
I then used Peekaboo Peach under the Whisper White that I stamped out the jar on in Smokey Slate.  I stamped the "water" in the jar with Pool Party.  I stamped the flowers in Blushing Bride and Peekaboo Peach, cut one out and popped it up with Dimensionals. I cut the bow from the die after stamping it in Peekaboo Peach.  I stapled a piece of Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon to the layers and used Dimensionals to adhere it to the card. I stamped the thanks in Archival Black ink for the finish. 
Today I am in my craft room again for my team meeting. It's been way too long since we were all able to get together, so I am excited.
Have a super Sunday!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Confetti Celebration~

 First of all, I need to apologize once again for the cruddy lighting on this photo.  I was in a hurry and trying to get pictures to download before I get busy with other things.  This is a card from a recent workshop I did.  I am trying to relearn just BASIC stamping and bring back simplicity so that maybe I can stamp more for fun.  Afterall, it's simple stamping that got me hooked! This card is everything about simple! I started by using Smokey Slate card stock and layering it up with a piece of Foxy Friends DSP.  I stamped out the light strings in Pool Party onto Pool Party card stock and then wrapping a piece of Smokey Slate Thick Baker's Twine around it before sticking it down.
I stamped out the Hooray in Pool Party ink onto Whisper White card stock and then punching it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch and then cutting a Layering Circle from Silver Glimmer paper and using Dimensionals to pop it up on.  Then I finished it by stamping out the little sentiment from the same stamp set, Confetti Celebration in Basic Gray onto Pool Party card stock and flagging the ends.
I love how it turned out and to plan to make a lot more cards with this concept!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Minnie Mouse Birthdy~

Hello! I wanted to share this card and gift box that I made for a very special little girl that turned 1!  Her birthday theme was Minnie Mouse  and so I thought I'd make something that she could frame and put in her room once the party was over.  

 So, here is the card.  I started by layering up Basic Black and Daffodil Delight and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dots folder.  I simply used the 2 1/2' Circle punch and 1 3/4" Circle Punch to make the Minnie head.
 I punched out two Real Read Hearts and stuck the points together to make the bow and then added a Basic Rhinestone to the center to cover where they meet.
 For her dress, I used the retired Dress framelit and cut it three times.  I used one as the bottom layer of the dress then cut the other two apart to make layers and popped them up with Dimensionals. I cut one layer in white to make the layer that looks like the back inside of the dress.I wrapped a piece of Smokey Slate 1/8" ribbon around the waist and then added a little flower from the Itty Bitty Punch pack(retired as well) and another Basic Rhinestone to the flower.
For the box, I just simply turned a My Paper Pumpkin box inside out and used the same Brights Patterns Paper Stack for the belly band and then the Bow Bigz Die and cut out a Basic Black bow. I used my punches to layer up the circles and and my retired alphabet dies to cut the "s".  I finished it off with Candy Dots.  Inside the box was a cute little jean bib dress outfit.
Thanks for stopping by!